Tarawera River Lodge / Motel

is located adjacent to the Tarawera River. We are tucked away in a quiet and peaceful area of Kawerau.  The Motel comprises of 6 one bedroom units which sleep up to 3 people. There are 2 superior units with queen size beds and spacious ensuites. We also have 4 large family units which sleep up to 6 people, with views overlooking the river.

Tarawera River Lodge is centrally situated, being 10 minutes from the lakes, 30 minutes to Whakatane on the coast and 45 minutes to Rotorua City, renowned for its thermal activity, Maori history and culture.

Enjoy staying in boutique-style accommodation, just minutes from the town centre and at the base of Mt Putauaki (Mt Edgecumbe) with Trout fishing and kayaking on your doorstep and the surrounding lakes. 5 minutes' drive to Kawerau golf course, free public heated swimming pools and spa, numerous walking tracks and the magnificent Tarawera Falls.

Call your hosts Aroha and Murray today to confirm your stay at Kawerau's Tarawera River Lodge. 

Come and see Kawerau's attractions with our Mid Winter Weekend Special - Stay for 2 nights and pay for 1!



All units are fully self contained and offer Sky T.V. Free Broadband internet. Telephones. Heating. Portacot available. Continental and cooked breakfasts served in your room on request.  See more accommodation details.

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About Kawerau


Kawerau is a town in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. The town is situated 100 km south-east of Tauranga and 58 km east of Rotorua.  Read more about Kawerau's attractions & activities.